Thursday, October 25, 2012
If you tend to cure your mid-semester slump by increased chocolate consumption, here's a study to back you up. A study published recently in the New England Journal of Medicine found "There was a close, significant linear correlation (r=0.791, P<0.0001) between chocolate consumption per capita and the number of Nobel laureates per 10 million persons in a total of 23 countries." The study concludes:
Chocolate consumption enhances cognitive function, which is a sine qua non for winning the Nobel Prize, and it closely correlates with the number of Nobel laureates in each country. It remains to be determined whether the consumption of chocolate is the underlying mechanism for the observed association with improved cognitive function.